Edwina Hewson


Property Finance

Edwina is a partner in our nationally-recognised real estate team, and leads our work on commercial property finance.

Edwina is an experienced and highly capable commercial property lawyer. Her clients value Edwina’s calm, organised and meticulous approach to delivering a first-class service.

In addition to leading the property finance work at Shulmans, Edwina has over 15 years’ experience in dealing with all aspects of commercial property transactions including landlord and tenant and commercial development work.

Edwina advises a number of national high street banks, regional financiers and niche funders of property transactions on all aspects of financing property transactions, including work on forward funding, deal vetting, title analysis and reporting and issues where separate representation is required.

Edwina and her colleagues are able to respond quickly and efficiently to the specific needs and requirements of funders. Edwina has an intimate knowledge of bank requirements and procedures in this respect, and works hard as part of a wider team (both inside and outside of Shulmans) to get the right deal done.

Work undertaken and overseen by Edwina in respect of property finance includes:

  • Development sites
  • Stand-alone commercial properties
  • Commercial portfolios (with a particular interest in retail)
  • Residential portfolios

Edwina also works closely with our corporate finance and insolvency & restructuring teams. Commercial property assets and related funding arrangements are often key aspects of wider corporate and restructuring deals requiring Edwina’s expert specialist experience.

Notable clients include:

  • Lloyds Bank PLC
  • Santander UK PLC
  • Town Centre Securities PLC
  • Andrew Page Ltd
  • Svenska Handelsbanken AB

Commercial Property - Meet the Team

Services for the acquisition, disposal, management and development of commercial real estate

Peter Woods


Commercial Property

Direct Line +44 (0)113 288 2855

Richard Barrett


Direct Line +44 (0)113 831 3977

Merissa Galley


Commercial Property

Direct Line +44 (0)113 288 2848

Amelia Purdy


Commercial Property

Direct Line +44 (0)113 207 0186

David Ryan


Commercial Property

Direct Line +44 (0)113 831 3806

Simon Rhodes


Commercial Property

Direct Line +44 (0)113 297 3768